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On March 15th, 1945, "Going My Way" won the best picture Oscar. Bing Crosby won the best actor award for his role in that movie.

In 1956, the Frederick Loewe-Alan Jay Lerner musical "My Fair Lady," starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, opened on Broadway.

Also in 1956, Colonel Tom Parker became Elvis Presley's manager.

In 1964, actress Elizabeth Taylor married actor Richard Burton for the first time in Montreal. It was her fifth marriage and his second.

In 1967, Frank Sinatra won the record of the year Grammy for "Strangers in the Night" and album of the year for "Sinatra -- A Man and His Music." John Lennon and Paul McCartney pulled an upset by winning for song of the year for "Michelle."

In 1977, "Three's Company" made its debut on ABC.

In 1986, the Electric Light Orchestra performed live for the first time in four years. Former Beatle George Harrison joined the band on stage in Birmingham, England.

Today's Birthdays: Elvis Presley drummer DJ Fontana is 83. Actor Judd Hirsch is 79. Bassist Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead is 74. Singer Mike Love of the Beach Boys is 73. Singer-keyboardist Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is 71. Guitarist Howard Scott of War is 68. Rock guitarist Ry Cooder is 67. Singer Dee Snider of Twisted Sister is 59. Actress Park Overall ("Empty Nest") is 57. Model Fabio is 53. Singer Terence Trent D'Arby (AKA Sananda Maitreya) is 52. Singer Bret Michaels of Poison is 51. Singer Rockwell is 50. Singer Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray is 46. Bassist Mark Hoppus of Plus-44 and Blink 182 is 42. Actress Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives") is 39. Musician of Black Eyed Peas is 39. DJ Joseph Hahn of Linkin Park is 37. Rapper Young Buck is 33. Actor Kellan Lutz (The "Twilight" films) is 29.

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